Bishop Andy Provencio is the Secretary of International Missions of the Apostolic Assembly.
Born on June 16, 1952 in Santa Rita, New Mexico he is the eleventh son of twelve children born to Pastor Albino Provencio. Persevering in his family’s faith legacy, he was baptized February 23, 1969 by Bishop Richard Almaraz, who would be the first Apostolic Assembly missionary to Spain.
He graduated from Western Apostolic Bible College (now CLC), and was ordained at the 1972 General Convention. He served a term as National Messengers of Peace Secretary, from 1974 to 1976. In 1976 he was appointed pastor of the church in Clovis, in California’s San Joaquin Valley.
The Lord Jesus Christ first called him to be a Missionary in 1981 at the age of twenty-nine in Spain, where he served for six years. Returning to the States, he received the pastorate of Gilroy, California for two years until he was called anew to the missionary field because of his exemplary service. He was the Apostolic Assembly’s President in Argentina for two years beginning in 1990 and was the first South America Regional Supervisor from 1992 to 1994. His leadership sent the first missionaries of the Apostolic Assembly to Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru.
Upon his second return God called him to Donna, Texas from 1994 to 2003. He would be called back to be a Pastor in California at the First Church of San José. He has served as District Treasurer in South Texas and District Secretary in California’s North Pacific Coast District. The 2014 General Convention elected him Secretary of International Missions.
He is married to sister Nancy and they have two children, Aaron and Keren.
The International Missions Bishop Secretary directs all missionary work abroad, supervises all sister churches, missionary regional supervisors and missionaries, and sends new missionaries to new countries.
Visit the International Missions website: www.aaintlmissions.org